#!/usr/bin/python from dbus.mainloop.glib import DBusGMainLoop import gobject import dbus import subprocess def signal_deviceNowActive(data=None): if data is not None and data[dbus.String("State")] == 2 : subprocess.Popen("ps -C pidgin || pidgin &", shell=True) subprocess.Popen("ps -C ekiga || ekiga &", shell=True) subprocess.Popen("ps -C evolution || evolution &", shell=True) print "init loop" DBusGMainLoop(set_as_default=True) loop = gobject.MainLoop(); print "init dbus" dbus.SystemBus().add_signal_receiver(signal_deviceNowActive, signal_name=None, dbus_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Connection.Active") print "start loop" loop.run() //UPDATE: thanks for your comment
Monday, January 12, 2009
Getting DBUS Messages from Networkmanager (Python)
I had some spare time and so I started playing with DBUS. I was annoyed that after NetworkManager established a connection I always start the same programs like ekiga, pidgin, firefox and evolution. So I wrote a small python program that start software if the NetworkManager singals an open connection via DBUS. The NetworkManager DBUS-API is available. The hardest part was to find the docs.